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Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Dentures can transform your life because they allow you to chew, speak, and share a glowing, natural smile. Full and partial dentures can reduce pain and discomfort and boost your confidence when talking, eating, or spending time with other people. The outstanding team at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates in Midtown Manhattan, offers several dentures options to address your unique needs. If you’re ready to put the challenges of missing teeth behind you, call the New York City practice to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Removable devices, known as dentures, replace missing, damaged, or broken teeth. They restore your ability to chew and speak. They also address cosmetic issues caused by missing teeth, like hollow cheeks or unsightly gaps. 

Dentures include two main types:

Full dentures

A full set of dentures replaces all of your natural teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Full dentures usually require a preliminary procedure to remove any remaining teeth. Your gums need to fully heal before your dentist places full conventional dentures. Your dentist places immediate dentures right after removing your teeth but it may require many adjustments before they correctly fit within your mouth.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace a segment of missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth affixed to a metal device that attaches to your original teeth for stabilization. Tiny clamps on the metal hardware allow you to remove your partial dentures. 

If your remaining teeth aren’t stable enough to secure your dentures, you might need dental implants. These artificial teeth, embedded in your jawbone, can provide the necessary structure to keep your dentures in place.

Which type of dentures do I need?

The experts at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates recommend full or partial dentures, depending on your needs. They may suggest plastic, acrylic, or metal-based dentures, depending on your financial concerns, the location of your dentures, and other considerations.

Not everyone finds dentures comfortable, and sometimes another option for replacing missing teeth makes more sense for some patients. A comprehensive consultation with one of the skilled dentists at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates can help determine if dentures are right for you.

How long do dentures last?

Dentures last between five and seven years. Broken dentures or dentures causing discomfort require adjustments or replacement, so don’t put off seeing your dentist for these issues.

Just like natural teeth, dentures require daily at-home care. Brushing after meals and keeping your dentures clean with a mild cleanser can keep plaque and tartar from building up on your dentures. Good oral hygiene helps your dentures last longer than they typically would.

For more information about full, partial, and immediate dentures, schedule a consultation with the team Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.